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Jordan and Brandon had the absolute snowiest, coldest day for their engagement session…the visibility was so poor and the temps were truly awful but they were total rockstars! In the off-season, this spot near Keystone Resort is a gorgeous pull-over spot that features an icy-blue stream (river? idk) and a gorgeous view of the mountains. […]

Snowy Keystone Engagement Photos with Jordan and Brandon

Eloping can be a good option for couples who want to get married in a more private or intimate setting, without the pressure and expenses of a traditional wedding. Some reasons why someone might choose to elope include: It’s important to note that eloping is not for everyone, and there are pros and cons to […]

Five Reasons why you should elope

Ellis + Brad’s snowy engagement session in Frisco was such a blast. They opted to take their photos on the frozen Lake Dillon, because who wouldn’t want to say that their engagement photos were taken on a frozen lake?? Want to book your engagement session? Inquire here!

Ellis + Brad’s snowy engagement session in Frisco Colorado

“When should we take engagement photos in the Rockies?” Excellent quesion! Depending on the elevation of where you’re looking to elope or have your couples shoot…it can drastically change the weather conditions. Below I’ll list what each month might look like in the mountains at about 9000ft. January – April: Snowy, snowy, snowy. The weather […]

When should we take engagement photos in the Rockies?

In an effort to be fully transparent, I’ll admit that I’ve not yet shot in RMNP but it would be a dream…until that happens, I want to educate myself and my couples on what goes into camping in the park! Inquire here if you’re ready to capture your elopement in Rocky. Rocky Mountain National Park […]

How to elope in Rocky Mountain National Park

I’m a big fan of doing things in-camera, meaning any effects like double exposure or motion blur, is done while actively shooting the images, instead of later in post by using Photoshop. But sometimes you can’t do that in real-time. Sometimes it’s more important to capture the moment as it’s happening in a true-to-form way […]

How to add motion blur to your images in Photoshop

If you’ve never heard of self-solemnizing, you’re probably in the majority. Self-solemnizing is something you can’t do in every state, however, it is recognized in every state as a legal marriage. When you self-solemnize you and your partner are marrying yourselves, you don’t need witnesses (though you can have them), and you don’t need an […]

How to have a Self-Solemnizing Wedding Ceremony in Colorado

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding in Colorado! Here are some things you might want to know: Marriage license: To get married in Colorado, you will need to obtain a marriage license from a County Clerk and Recorder’s office in Colorado. Both parties must appear in person to apply for the license and provide identification such […]

How do I get married/elope in Colorado? Here’s what you need to know.

the story from sara… “We met on a dating app during the peak of the pandemic (2020) and tbh with you, we both might have been a tad bored and needed some human connection, so we talked for a few months here and there, but decided we wanted to meet in person once things opened […]

sara + jeremy’s snowy engagement session in breckenridge

two blogs in a row with the same wonderful couple? yes, please.

carly + tayler’s intimate lakeside couple photos